AAWCC-MCC Chapter Celebrates 25 Years!
Offering leadership, community service & professional development opportunities to MCC employees and students since 1993.
Message from AAWCC-MCC Chapter President Brigitte Martineau
It is my pleasure to serve as the president of MCC’s Chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges. When I first started volunteering for AAWCC-MCC Chapter in 2007, I never imagined that I would, one day, become the president of this great chapter.
The AAWCC-MCC Chapter was established in 1993 which means that this year marks our 25th anniversary. We kicked off the year by marching in the 2018 Suffragist City Parade in September 2018, where we joined others to celebrate the voting rights movement, its history and relevance today.
We hosted a special celebratory luncheon for our 25th anniversary in December 2018. Members welcomed back seven of the 10 founding members of our chapter and some past chapter presidents. Our featured speaker was Anna Valeria-Iseman, the executive director of Open Door Mission here in Rochester, N.Y. Anna is also an MCC alumna!
Our 25th anniversary celebration continues this spring. Save the date March 4, 2019 at MCC’s Downtown Campus for our National Day of Dialogue on basic needs insecurities. We will wrap up the year with our fabulous bus tour to Seneca Falls, including a visit to the Women’s Rights National Historical Park, on May 4.
Are you looking to become more involved within AAWCC-MCC? This is your chance as this team is about to conclude its two-year term. Later this spring, we will send a call to all members to nominate a new executive team for 2019-2021. This is your chance to make a difference!
– Brigitte Martineau AAWCC-MCC Chapter President 2017-2019